Consumers are no longer confined to their own kitchens to make nutritious meals now that an array of better-for-you brands have emerged.
These concepts are offering meals that are GMO-free, all-natural, and with grass-fed meat and no high fructose corn syrup. They are also catering to gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo eaters.
Eating healthy isn't just a consumer fad, but instead has become a movement that has changed the restaurant industry forever.
With that being said, which of these healthy concepts have the most potential?
A few of these brands landed on our National Top 25 Restaurants list, which is compiled from consumer social data pulled from Foodable Labs. The list highlights the industry's bigger players, that are the widespread, recognizable brands and chains consumers know and love.
At the end of 2016, Corelife Eatery ranked at No. 19 on this list. This brand currently has 16 stores, but plans to grow to 28 stores by the end of the year.
To help the concept meet its aggressive expansion goals, Scott Davis, the former Panera Bread chief concept officer was brought on as the president earlier this year.
We sat down with the restaurant industry veteran to see why he decided to make the move to Corelife Eatery, how the brand incorporates consumer trends, and what's to come.Read More